Eranthemum pulchellum growing shrub of the genus Eranthemum also known as Eranthemum nervosum or Blue sage, Eranthemum pulchellum perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, hedge plant, attract pollinators, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial or 5-10a as annual.
How to grow Eranthemum pulchellum growing and care:
Slightly acid soil, moist soil, rich soil, organic matter and better to add humus
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – cutting – possible to put in water and care to switch the water everyday another propagation is cutting and put the stem in the soil just put in the spring in moist soil in 30% of sun or shade, do not let the soil dry.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but really easy to start from cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring as annual hardiness zone 5-10a, as perennial spring to summer hardiness zone 10b-11a, hardiness zone 11b spring to summer and hardiness zone 12+ all year
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Winter, possible all year
How to prune: Dead part and for design, dead flowers important to cut because it’s make the plant looks not good
Size of the plant: 50-200cm, 20-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half shade / Full shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes, need light in order to bloom, when grow indoor might not bloom so expose it for little sun before blooming season and it will bloom
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, pot that will be bigger 20-30% than the root ball, also possible to keep it small and to prune the plant and the roots, than will grow well and won’t atrophy.
Bloom season? Winter / Spring
General information about the flower: Saucer shape flower in blue or purple and sometimes create ball shape.
Alternative names: Blue eranthemum, Eranthemum nervosum, Blue sage